130 years ago today - Nov 24, 1889

[First Presidency Office Journal]
Pres[iden]ts [Wilford] Woodruff & [George Q.] Cannon met this afternoon with Bro[ther] John W Young and Att[orne]ys Le Grand Young, J[ames] H Moyle & R[ichard]. W. Young'-to consider the advisability of putting further testimony in court more fully explaining the instructions to pray for the avenging the blood of the Prophets in the Endowments also in regard to anointing the arm &c. Bro[ther] John W. Young felt that it would be a proper time to state in court that instructions had been given by the Presidency that no more plural marriages should be solemnized if such a step is deemed advisable by the brethren. This was talked over and fullyconsidered, and the question was left with President Woodruff to decide.

Pres[iden]t Woodruff made a matter of prayer of this question and he was directed by the Spirit of the Lord by revelation which he wrote, and submitted it to Pres[iden]t. Joseph F. Smith, this evening on his return, who feelingly acknowledged the word of the Lord in the revelation given to Pres[iden]t Woodruff in this matter & expressed himself as fully satisfied. ...

[First Presidency Office Journal, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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